You've Come a Long Way, Baby

Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
1998 Ratings: #26 / 132
User Score
Based on 301 ratings
1998 Rank: #190
Liked by 33 people
October 19, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
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You've Come a Long Way, Baby is a seamless record, filled with great imagination, unexpected twists and turns, huge hooks, and great beats. It's the kind of record that gives big beat a good name.

It gives itself over to pure rhythm, and it works pretty damn well.
They’re synaptic jolts which keep the songs fully alive every second.
Q Magazine
It's simple, unsubtle, soaraway stuff with a sell-by date that probably won't be difficult to read for much longer. But right about now, it works.

Genre: Big Beat

Just want to get this out of the way, Rockafeller Skank, Right Here, Right Now, absolute classics. Really big staples of the genre...they're not that good tho.

Like don't get me wrong, I love em and think they're great to listen to. But they're not that good song wise, they're incredibly repetitive and a bit irritating and I feel the only reason they've held up this long is that they're the ultimate ear worms. Also I've weirdly found that they make really good studying ... read more


Ahhhhhhh, this is annoying. I do not like fatboy slim for his football supporting antics, but ima have to give credit where credit is due cause this album, is pretty fucking good


The classics "Right Here, Right Now", "The Rockafeller Skank" and "Praise You" are timeless and overwhelming big beat tracks, but any other cut of the album can't keep up with this three ones. Nevertheless the full album appears as if from one single cast and is one of the best of it's musical genre. The musical versatility of former Housemartins member Norman Cook was demonstrated again with his second album under the moniker Fatboy Slim, just astonishing.


YCALWB is one of the most influential albums of the big beat genre, and for good reason. This is one of my favorite albums of all time, very easy to listen to Right Here Right Now and sink into the rest of the album. Unlike most albums of the genre every song on YCALWB feels different from the last, and while if you look at the album some tracks are quite similar, however, since the songs next to each over feel so different it's hard to notice other than in two songs.

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As legendary as the singles are, You’ve Come A Long Way Baby unfortunately suffers from its relatively lacking deep cuts.


i like this album

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